Commercial Space

Jul 23, 2021
Unity-22 and New Shepard-16 open a new chapter in human spaceflight.
Jul 23, 2021
Pioneering aviator was evaluated for spaceflight in the 1960s.
Jul 15, 2021
Flight test paves a path toward commercial passenger service.
Jul 12, 2021
A timeline of events leading to the first fully crewed rocket-powered flight test, which Virgin Galactic calls the beginning of a new space age.
Jul 09, 2021
With the successful deployment of seven small satellites into low Earth orbit, Virgin Orbit has begun commercial launch service operations as…
Jul 22, 2021
The same day Blue Origin made its first human spaceflight, sending four passengers into suborbital space, the Federal Aviation Administration issued new FAA Commercial Space Astronaut Wings eligibility requirements.
Jul 20, 2021
Korean Air and Seoul National University have been commissioned by the Republic of Korea Air Force to explore using the Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft for an air launch system, similar to Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne.
Jul 20, 2021
The 10-min. suborbital spaceflight on July 20 marks the first time a crewed spacecraft made a debut flight without test pilots, test engineers or professional astronauts aboard.
Jul 19, 2021
Jeff Bezos and three other passengers are set to launch on the company’s first human mission on July 20.
Jul 15, 2021
An 18-year-old student on a gap year before college will join Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos and aviation pioneer Wally Funk on Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight, slated to launch on July 20, the company said on July 15.
Jul 11, 2021
SpaceShipTwo Unity glided to a landing at 9:32 am on July 11 after successfully providing a six-member crew, including Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, a few minutes of weightlessness in space.
Jul 06, 2021
NASA is moving ahead with efforts to engage the U.S. private sector in a competition to develop and provide sustained commercial Lunar Exploration Transportation Services.
Jun 30, 2021
Virgin Orbit delivered seven satellites into orbit on June 30, including cubesats for the U.S. Defense Department’s Rapid Agile Launch Initiative (RALI), a Polish-based startup planning to sell optical imagery to agricultural and energy customers and the first military satellite for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.